Business Administrator Apprenticeship

Business Administrator Apprenticeship 

Level: 3

Who is this qualification for?
Business administrators have a highly transferable set of knowledge, skills and behaviours that can be applied in all sectors. This includes small and large businesses alike; from the public sector, private sector and charitable sector. The role may involve working independently or as part of a team and will involve developing, implementing, maintaining and improving administrative services. Business administrators develop key skills and behaviours to support their own progression towards management responsibilities.

How long will it take?
Minimum of 12 months

Topics covered
The business administrator is expected to deliver their responsibilities efficiently and with integrity – showing a positive attitude. The role involves demonstrating strong communication skills (both written and verbal) and adopting a proactive approach to developing skills. The business administrator is also expected to show initiative, managing priorities and own time, problem-solving skills, decision-making and the potential for people management responsibilities through mentoring or coaching others.
The apprentices’ journey begins with a period of learning, development and continuous assessment which covers the full range of knowledge, skills and behaviours required within the business environment. Knowledge covered includes:
• The organisation and the effect of external factors
• The fundamentals of business
• Legislation and regulation relating to the administrative role
• The principles of stakeholder management
• Project management

City & Guilds Level 3 Diploma for Business Administrators’
As part of this apprenticeship the learner will complete a standalone qualification for City & Guilds Level 3 Diploma for Business Administrators’. It aims to develop learners’ highly transferable set of knowledge, understanding and skills across a range of administrative practices and tasks, which can be applied to all industries. The objective of the qualification is to support a business administrator’s role in the workplace, providing the learners the opportunity to learn and evidence their knowledge.

Assessment method
Apprentices are expected to achieve a number of End-point Assessments to conclude their apprenticeship. All end assessments are formal summative assessments that conclude the apprenticeship programme. The Business Administrator apprenticeship is assessed in a number of ways to provide a clear indication of the apprentice’s knowledge and skills. For this apprenticeship the following assessment methods need to be achieved:
•Online Multiple-Choice Test (20%)
•Portfolio-based Interview (40%)
•Project/Improvement Presentation (40%)

English, ICT and Maths
Apprentices will need to achieve Level 2 in English and Maths prior to taking their End Point Assessment if equivalent qualifications have not already been achieved prior to enrolment. Some standards may require ICT.

Off the job training
Apprentices must complete 20% off-the-job training whilst on programme. Specific rules govern this, and it must take place in the apprentice’s contracted hours.

Cost and funding
Eligibility for funding will be established on an individual basis.

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